Over 250k motorcycle enthusiasts will gather in South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that began on August 7th and lasts until August 16th.
Even though attendance is expected to be down by half, this will still be a great turnout considering the coronavirus pandemic alerts everywhere. Masks will not be mandated at this event.
The governor of South Dakota has taken on the pandemic by doing the opposite of what states like Michigan have done. Governor Kristi Noem has been an outspoken advocate for going about life as normal and has seen only 175 deaths in her state:
“The story and that needs to be told, is that I trusted my people, they trusted me, they took personal responsibility for dealing with this virus, and we are doing very well. Not only do we have one of the lowest death rates, we’ve got about 40 people in the hospital today statewide, our infection rates are low, our job losses are low, our economy is doing better than virtually any other state, and I think it’s a real testimony to what could have been possible in other states, but those governors just made the wrong decisions.”
Live Feed of the Rally: